Wallace Earns NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie Honors
Standout Wins Two Races in His First Season
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NASCAR has announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. has earned 2010 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Wallace compiled five top fives and seven top 10s in 10 races and finished third in the overall season standings. His rookie campaign was highlighted by wins at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway and Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway. The Greenville win in his series debut marked the first victory in the 24-year history of the K&N Pro Series East for an African-American driver.
Wallace edged Red Bull Racing development driver Cole Whitt in one of the closest Sunoco Rookie of the Year competitions in series history. A Mobile, Ala., driver who will not turn 17 until early October, Wallace drove for Revolution Racing in 2010 as part of Drive for Diversity.
Wallace joins drivers such as Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and Ryan Truex that have won Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in recent seasons in the K&N Pro Series East.
As a 2010 race winner, Wallace has a guaranteed starting position in January’s NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.).
The 2010 K&N Pro Series East season concluded on Sept. 24 when Brett Moffitt won the Sunoco 150 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Truex earned his second consecutive championship.